Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Year 10 students required!

Posted by Peter MUIR

As a part of Fairtrade Fortnight (25 February to 10 March) DC will be hosting our own events to create awareness about bringing better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.  We are looking for Year 10 students to form a group to help organize these events.  Sign up today on the DC Community Engagement webpage sign up page or click here to sign up.

Organisers required for Mother Language Week

Posted by Peter MUIR

Mother language day
Year 11 students are wanted to form a committee that will organize the DC Mother Language Week (February 18-22).  International Mother Language Day (Feb 21) was initiated by UNESCO in the year 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.  Sign up on the DC Community Engagement webpage sign up page or click here to sign up. Sign up today!

An idea – Global Issues Multimedia Exhibition

Posted by Peter MUIR

CAS (or C&S) Project Idea – Global Issues Multimedia Exhibition

Organise an exhibition that features multimedia pieces focusing on global issues.   Develop the exhibition guidelines, make the event open to all ESF students, promote the event, seek sponsorship for prizes, find judges, and host the exhibition at DC. 

Looking for members of the DC Sustainability Committtee

Posted by Peter MUIR

Keen to make DC more environmentally friendly? A new Sustainability Committee is being formed and is looking for eager students to get involved and make a difference.  The Committee Aims are:

  • To raise awareness about issues on Sustainability among students.
  • To create environmental change around school through a number of student led initiatives eg recycling bins, throttle the bottle, nude food, meat free Mondays, environmental audit, waste audit, green campaigns such as plants in classrooms.
  • To write a school green policy.
  • Implement green reps in school
  • Brainstorm ideas and priorities – follow Community Engagement Calendar to help with themed weeks or days such as water days; earth hour etc.
  • To represent DC at the ESF Environmental Conference on 28th Feb (at DC).

Primarily this will be a student led committee with teacher guidance. You will be required to collaborate with others throughout school such as: Teachers, Facility management staff etc.

Being an active member of the Sustainability Committee can be a valuable and meaningful part of your C&S (MYP) or CAS (DP) Programme, and offer much scope for achievement in the required learning outcomes of both programmes.

Anybody is welcome to join the committee – the main requirement is being eager to make a change.   To apply to become a committee member, please email julia.surman@discovery.edu.hk a response to the following questions:

  • How can you contribute to the committee?
  • What skills do you bring with you?
  • What are your initial views on how we can improve our environmental performance at DC?